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Poster: x-1 Date: Oct 1, 2008 6:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: GD Starter Picks?

Hello,

I'm a pretty big fan of archive.org, and am pretty overwhelmed by the sheer amount of GD here. My buddy played some pretty killer GD at his workplace a few weeks ago, so I'm basically wondering what would be some good picks for the non-initiated among us (i.e. me).

I'm all ears!

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Poster: Dhamma1 Date: Oct 1, 2008 6:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: GD Starter Picks?

There are dozens, if not hundreds, that are well-known and much-praised. Here are a few that you probably will enjoy, in chronological order. They all have excellent sound quality and fine performances. No doubt other readers will suggest more; I leave 1965-67 and anything after 1978 to more experienced and better informed listeners:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1968-02-14.sbd.miller.89676.sbeok.flac16

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1969-04-23.sbd.miller.88501.sbeok.flac16

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1970-05-01.sbd.gans-miller.85322.sbeok.flac16

http://www.archive.org/details/gd71-07-02.sbd.backus.11798.sbeok.shnf

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1972-05-26.sbd.smith.94452.sbeok.flac16

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1973-11-11.sbd.rolfe-miller.83318.sbeok.flac16

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1974-10-20.sbd.alligator.GEMS.94851.flac16

http://www.archive.org/details/gd75-09-28.sbd.bertha-ashley.22257.sbeok.shnf

http://www.archive.org/details/gd76-06-15.sbd.kempa.241.sbeok.shnf

http://www.archive.org/details/gd77-05-08.matrix.dan.26856.sbeok.flacf

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1978-10-22.sbd.miller.92567.sbeok.flac16

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Poster: secret8476 Date: Oct 1, 2008 7:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: GD Starter Picks?

I dunno if you are looking for a song or a show but ...
back when we were kids, my cousin, who was a HUGE Kiss fan amongst other good rock acts (Helloween to name the most prominant), had gone to college. His brother and I were huge into the Grateful Dead and when he came back to visit from college he was pretty put out by our playing Rush and The Grateful Dead every night. But one morning he woke up listening to us playing Uncle John's Band (we were waking and baking)and he was ticked we were playing music at 9 am. But then, he started listening to the song we were playing and lo and behold, within a few weeks he was hooked.
Hope this helps!

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Poster: wineland Date: Oct 1, 2008 9:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: GD Starter Picks?

Wow, I just started filling up an ipod and I'll be using this list to populate it along with my favs from 78-85. Thanks!

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Poster: srtg83 Date: Oct 1, 2008 9:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: GD Starter Picks?

Your first link to the band will very much depend on your background in music. The sixties and 1980-1982 if you are a rocker, 1974 and 1990 if your background is jazz, if you were only exposed to commercial music try 1987-89, if you like country 1970-72 should start you off. Pick the most reviewed shows from these years and enjoy.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Oct 1, 2008 7:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: GD Starter Picks?

Click on this link to a discussion of everyone's top three picks as of about a week ago to get started. Check here at LMA for dates for shows folks list if they were too lazy to post the exact link (like that William Tell slob).

http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=211419

Or just click on these below, nicely provided by one of the old timers here that is just a little more dedicated than lazy ass Tell (oh, and get used to third person posts):

This post was modified by William Tell on 2008-10-02 02:04:44

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